National Study Report on Digital Preservation Requirements of India

Human Centred Design and Computing Group of C-DAC, Pune was entrusted with the responsibility to produce the national study report on digital preservation requirements of India by Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India during 2010-11. The report has been prepared by involving the domain experts from 30 stakeholder organizations across India in the form of Volume I and II as mentioned below. It is duly submitted with Department of Electronics & Information Technology for further processing and implementation. The report is yet to be released and made public.

Volume – I Recommendations for National Digital Preservation ProgrammeDownload PDF

Recommendations for National Digital Preservation Programme


  • Study of international trends in digital preservation
  • Technological Imperatives
  • Legal Imperatives
  • Digital preservation needs in diverse domains like e-governance, government archives, audio, video and film archives, legal, health, science and education, insurance and banking, cultural heritage, etc.
  • Recommendations by the international panel of experts
  • Overall recommendations about national policy and strategy, R&D activities, approach to technology development, roadmap, etc.

Volume – II Position Papers by National Expert Group MembersDownload PDF

Position Papers by National Expert Group Members


  • Domain wise Status Reports from experts (total 23 reports)
  • Stakeholder Recommendations
  • Short Term (3Yrs) and Long Term Actions (10Yrs )